Brothers and Sisters, it has been a while since I shared a lengthy message and God touched my heart to share this now. I pray to God our Father you will read all of it. For those who do, this message is from God to you. Amen
The world is changing and as a faithful Christian with Spiritual sight, you see the increasing turmoil. For many of us, we are directly subject to the attacks of this world, the enemy in this world and the sufferings this world brings upon us.
You, as even I do, may wonder why things are not well in your life? You have faith, just as God ask of us, you pray just as God ask of us and you try, when possible, to be humble and to help others, just as God ask of us. But things still are not well, in your (our) perspectives of “well”.
Many of us are poor, we are ill, we are sinful, we are confused, we are weak and we are broken. Even though we pray not to be, we are.
You know God is in control and His plan is at work. You know He will make all things for your good when you surrender to Him. Yet, your life is a struggle and the world is against you.
You pray to God “help me, bless me”! You wait with Hope for a better life.
As I myself face the struggles of this world, I am led to the Word of Christ in John 17.
I realized as Jesus prayed, He was blessing me with the Holiness and blessings of God. Indeed, He was blessing you too!
This Message will raise your Spiritual maturity as well, your human circumstances will surely change with this knowledge.
I share this now with you, just as God and Jesus asked me to do.
Jesus faced the evil and power of this world. The betrayals, the pain and the suffering. In fact, He even knew that He would suffer before it happened! Amid His extreme torture, He declared His love for the ones hurting Him.
But even more so, here is the miracle He blessed us with!
God Himself will protect us in this world! No matter what our circumstances, as we stand in faith, as we serve Him, just as Christ’s Disciples served Him, the blessings Jesus poured over His Disciples, He poured over us!
God is protecting us! We may not see it, we may not feel it, but we can know it. He is in us, so we are surrounded and infused in Him, and He in us!
Read carefully. and really focus on His Word as Jesus prayed just before His capture:
John 17 – After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you. 2 For you have given him authority over everyone. He gives eternal life to each one you have given him.
Note: He blessed eternal life to each person God gave to Him!
3 And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.
Note: That’s it, eternal life just by knowing God and Christ Jesus!
4 I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. 5 Now, Father, bring me into the glory we shared before the world began.”
6 “I have revealed you (God) to the ones you gave me from this world. They were always yours. You gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they know that everything I have is a gift from you, 8 for I have passed on to them the message you gave me.
Note: Jesus passed on His Message to them.
They accepted it and know that I came from you, and they believe you sent me.”
9 “My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you.
Note: read carefully and let these Words through to your inner most soul; “My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me,”
10 All who are mine belong to you, and you have given them to me, so they bring me glory.
Note: He is not just speaking of His Disciples then, He is speaking of every one who believes in Him, who by virtue of faith, is His Disciple!
11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me your name (Christ); now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be united just as we are.
Note: God just placed His blessing of protection on you, on each of us who stand in faith and share His Word, indeed His Message!
12 During my time here, I protected them by the power of the name you gave me (Christ). I guarded them so that not one was lost, except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.
13 “Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with my joy. 14 I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.
Note: Now we understand why this world is against us. But more so, we know God is protecting us.
15 I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one.
Note: This means we are here by God’s plan! And we are protected by God! Despite your current circumstances, you are right where God wants you, for His plan! You are serving Him, even though you may be suffering. Think about it, you are in His control and He is working through you! You already have eternal life, God is now working on earth as it is in Heaven, through you! Praise God!
16 They do not belong to this world any more than I do. 17 Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth. 18 Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world.
Note: You see, you are God’s Disciple! Christ has sent you into the world, you are blessed with Holiness and Truth. Even if you are in a worldly turmoil personally, God is reaching someone through your circumstances, through you!
19 And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.
20 “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.
Note: !!!!!!!!! Receive this Message from Christ to you!!!! “…not only for these disciples but also for “all” who will ever believe in me through their message.” There it is!!!! This is the essence of His Message for You ministry, this is the essence of service to God, this is the essence of eternal Life; to share His Message so others will believe. All by God’s plan to reach all of those He has chosen to believe!
21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.
Note: This is the Body of Christ, alive in this world, God and Christ are One and we are in them!!! The world will see this!!!
22 “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. 23 I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.
Note: Living in Unity with the Body of Christ, God, Christ and His Holy Spirit; living in faith. A perfect Unity that the world will see. By living so God is seen with you and in you, the world will know Christ was sent from God to share this message: God loves us, as much as He loves Christ!!!!
24 Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began!
Note: Christ has blessed us with eternal Life, in the Glory of God!
25 “O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I do; and these disciples know you sent me. 26 I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them.”
Now, this prayer truly shares, Christ is God, Christ is in each of us, His Disciples, as we serve Him and share His Message with the world!
Yes, your circumstances may be bleak and seem unfair, but when you realize God is in control, God is protecting you, God has given you eternal Life, and you are right where God wants you; you will see and receive His blessings of comfort, peace, joy, happiness, prosperity, and eternal Love.
God is blessing each of you receiving His Message, receiving Him and standing in faith for the world to see Him in and through you!
You have a purpose, by the power of Almighty God!!! Your life is Him shining brightly in the darkness of this world!!! Rejoice right now in your fortune of eternal Life, protection from this world as a chosen one of God!
Father, your message is served, we are thankful for the blessing to share it, by Your Plan, by Your Will, by Your Way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
God is Love. He loves me. He loves you. I love you.
~ Pastor Michael